WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey next month amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group.
Biden is adding a stop in Turkey to his previously announced trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum the week of Jan. 17. The White House says Biden will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn) & Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (AH'-meht dah-voot-OH'-loo).
The U.S. is pressing Turkey to do more to fight IS & tighten its border with Syria. Turkey has been a target of IS attacks, & on Wednesday detained two suspected IS militants believed to be planning suicide attacks.
p>Biden is moreover working to tamp down a spat between Turkey & Iraq over Turkish troops staged at a training camp in northern Iraq.
The White House says Biden will moreover visit Guatemala on Jan. 14 to lead the U.S. delegation to incoming President Jimmy Morales' inauguration.
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Source: “Associated Press”